Murat Iyigun

Research Fellow

University of Colorado, Boulder

Murat Iyigun is the Stanford Calderwood Chair in Economics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His main research interests lie in the areas of the economics of the family, development economics, political economy and cliometrics.

Murat Iyigun received his Ph.D. in economics from Brown University in 1995. Prior to joining the University of Colorado in August 2000, he was a staff economist at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC, USA. His research has been published in a variety of outlets including Quarterly Journal of Economics, American Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies and International Economic Review. His general interest book, War, Peace and Prosperity in the Name of God was published by The University of Chicago Press in 2015.

Professor Iyigun joined IZA as a Research Fellow in September 2005.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 11954
Murat Iyigun, Jared Rubin, Avner Seror
published as 'A Theory of Cultural Revivals' in: European Economic Review, 2021, 135, 103-134.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9671
published as 'Putting the Husband Through: Role of Credit Constraints in Timing of Marriage and Spousal Education' in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2023, 41 (1), 245–289
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7377
published in: American Economic Review, 2013, 103 (3), 534-538
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6934
published in: Annual Proceedings of the Wealth & Well-Being of Nations, 2013, 5, 73-84
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5594
published in: Economic Journal, 2017, 127 (604), 1874-1905.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4341
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3556
published in: Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2013, 61 (4), 693-730
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2646
published as 'The Becker-Coase Theorem Reconsidered' in: Journal of Demographic Economics, 2015, 81 (2), 157-77
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2454
published in American Economic Review, 2009, 99 (5), 1689-1713
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1973
published as 'Luther & Suleyman' in: Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2008,123 (4), 1465-1494.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1752
published in: Review of Economic Studies, 2007, 74 (2), 507-532